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OpenMapKit and OpenDataKit

Posted by mrchuks on 16 December 2018 in English (English)

Last Friday 14th, we organised a webinar with Mr Johanes Petro from Open Map Development, Tanzania. He introduced us to OpenMapKit (OMK) and OpenDataKit (ODK). It was very enlightening. I have installed the apps on my phone and look forward to sharing the knowledge with our students at the Unilag Mappers Team. ODK and OMK will become very useful tools in field surveys for their student projects and other activities.

Location: Abule Ijesha, Shomolu, Lagos, YABA, Nigeria

A bit of analysis of the OSMF board election results

Posted by imagico on 15 December 2018 in English (English)

I want to provide a bit of analysis here for this year's OSMF board election results.

The election was ultimately uninteresting in terms of STV voting dynamics since the final results were the same as what they would have been based on first round results only. None the less i want to look at the second choices here.

In STV voters give a priority list of candidates. It essentially says: I want to vote for ** on my list but in case that vote would be pointless for some reason i give my vote to ** and so on. One of the most interesting thing to look at in the ballots is the second choices grouped by first choices. Below you have for example the 189 people who voted for Tobias on position 1 (27.7 percent) grouped by who they voted for at position 2. The most popular choices were Joost with 82 votes (43.3 percent) and Guillaume with 64 votes (33.8 percent). Same for the other candidates. Here are the numbers:

Tobias Knerr 27.7 (189)

  • [none]: 2.64 (5)
  • Jo Walsh: 8.46 (16)
  • Geoffrey Kateregga: 5.29 (10)
  • Joost Schouppe: 43.3 (82)
  • Guillaume Rischard: 33.8 (64)
  • Miriam Gonzalez: 4.23 (8)
  • Nuno Caldeira: 2.11 (4)

Jo Walsh 5.44 (37)

  • [none]: 0 (0)
  • Tobias Knerr: 13.5 (5)
  • Geoffrey Kateregga: 16.2 (6)
  • Joost Schouppe: 21.6 (8)
  • Guillaume Rischard: 13.5 (5)
  • Miriam Gonzalez: 32.4 (12)
  • Nuno Caldeira: 2.70 (1)

Geoffrey Kateregga 10.0 (68)

  • [none]: 4.41 (3)
  • Tobias Knerr: 13.2 (9)
  • Jo Walsh: 0 (0)
  • Joost Schouppe: 25.0 (17)
  • Guillaume Rischard: 8.82 (6)
  • Miriam Gonzalez: 44.1 (30)
  • Nuno Caldeira: 4.41 (3)

Joost Schouppe 20.4 (139)

  • [none]: 2.15 (3)
  • Tobias Knerr: 19.4 (27)
  • Jo Walsh: 4.31 (6)
  • Geoffrey Kateregga: 14.3 (20)
  • Guillaume Rischard: 17.2 (24)
  • Miriam Gonzalez: 39.5 (55)
  • Nuno Caldeira: 2.87 (4)

Guillaume Rischard 13.3 (91)

  • [none]: 1.09 (1)
  • Tobias Knerr: 38.4 (35)
  • Jo Walsh: 5.49 (5)
  • Geoffrey Kateregga: 4.39 (4)
  • Joost Schouppe: 35.1 (32)
  • Miriam Gonzalez: 15.3 (14)
  • Nuno Caldeira: 0 (0)

Miriam Gonzalez 17.2 (117)

  • [none]: 1.70 (2)
  • Tobias Knerr: 7.69 (9)
  • Jo Walsh: 6.83 (8)
  • Geoffrey Kateregga: 35.0 (41)
  • Joost Schouppe: 33.3 (39)
  • Guillaume Rischard: 5.98 (7)
  • Nuno Caldeira: 9.40 (11)

Nuno Caldeira 2.94 (20)

  • [none]: 0 (0)
  • Tobias Knerr: 30.0 (6)
  • Jo Walsh: 0 (0)
  • Geoffrey Kateregga: 15.0 (3)
  • Joost Schouppe: 20.0 (4)
  • Guillaume Rischard: 15.0 (3)
  • Miriam Gonzalez: 20.0 (4)

Overall Joost was a popular second choice among voters across most of the spectrum which allowed him to ultimately maintain his lead on Miriam - even though she got a significant number of second choice votes in round 4 of the STV process when Geoffrey was eliminated.

Relatively speaking Miriam was also a popular second choice across voters of different candidates, in particular Geoffrey, Jo and Joost. Tobias was comparatively popular among voters for Joost, Guillaume and Nuno but not such a popular second choice overall.

If you sum the first and second choice votes (as a theoretical exercise) Joost is ahead of Tobias but they'd both still win.

If you look at it in terms of candidates who - relatively seen - form popular pairs (A-B), i.e. where candidate B is popular among voters of candidate A and candidate A is also popular among voters of candidate B the most popular pairs seem to be

  • Geoffrey-Miriam: 44.1 - 35.0
  • Joost-Miriam: 39.5 - 33.3
  • Guillaume-Tobias: 38.4 - 33.8

Note this is relative numbers - in terms of absolute numbers the combination Tobias-Joost is obviously the most popular with a hundred votes overall having these two at position 1 and 2 in either order.

OpenStreetMap Foundation Chairperson's Report for the 2018 Annual General Meeting

Posted by wonderchook on 15 December 2018 in English (English)

Each and every year I’m impressed by the progress the OSM community has made. Supporting that community is at the core of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. This year the OSMF had its own progress as well, including within the board.

We kicked of the year with a generous donation from the Pineapple Fund which was worth over €200,000. What a wonderful surprise to start the year!

Less of a surprise was work this year to work on making sure OSM and the OSMF are in compliance with GDPR. One of the board’s roles is to approve policies and guidelines, we did quite a bit of that this year. Some updates were because of GDPR and others were policies that did not exist, but were needed.

A few policies were updated this year primarily due to the hard work of the Legal Working Group. The Trademark Policy was updated. Additionally due to GDPR the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service were updated.

The Organized Editing Policy was developed by the Data Working Group and approved by the board this year to provide guidelines for organizations and groups editing together in a directed fashion.

Fee Waiver Program is not new, but had not as of yet been implemented. The Membership Working Group developed a process for those unable to technically pay and will be developing further process for those with financial hardship. The OSMF Board has already begun an approval process for those requesting a waiver who wish to claim financial hardship.

The OSMF moved in two different ways this year as well. There was a data center move I really appreciate all the hard work the Operations Working Group put into this move.

The year our official address moved as well. Certainly less dramatic than the server move, but important nonetheless. Thanks to Andy Robinson for all the years of hosting as the mail center for the OSMF.

Our new address if you ever need it is: OpenStreetMap Foundation St John’s Innovation Centre Cowley Road Cambridge CB4 0WS United Kingdom

We also gained many new members this year. 660 new individual members total as well as 587 that renewed. It is great to see so many people interested in the OSMF. We also gained six Corporate members, you can see the full list of Corporate Members here. Growth in local chapters also continued as Belgium was also added as a local chapter. A few additional countries are currently in the application phase.

We had an excellent State of the Map this year in Milan and the State of the Map Working Group is hard at work planning for next year in Heidelburg. Thanks for bringing our community together in person.

Overall I think it was a great year to be an OSM contributor! I look forward to the coming years.

I wanted to personally thank Martijn van Exel and Peter Barth who are outgoing on the board. It was a pleasure to work together with you and I hope to continue to see you within OSM. My other fellow board members, we have another year ahead. There is still much I would like to accomplish, let’s get working.

Thank you also to our working groups. Without you we wouldn't get anything done. The Communications Working Group was not mentioned above, but they told the story about all those great accomplishments. Thank you so much!

Dorothea Kazazi also created a series of reports for those that wish to see more additional information.

OSMF Overview https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/OSMF_overview_201812

Overview of Board meeting topics and votes https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_Minutes/Overview_201812

Local Chapters https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Local_Chapters/Overview_201812

AB members' communications are here: https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board/Communication#2018

Location: Winlock, Lewis County, Washington, USA

Thankful for endorsements and support in OSMF board election

Posted by Stereo on 14 December 2018 in English (English)

As we approach the 2018 OSMF general assembly, I am extremely thankful for the support and endorsements that I have received from mappers.

Peter Barth, who is retiring from the board, has said some very nice things about me on the German Radio OSM podcast, chapter 32.

Christian Quest, cofounder and speaker of OpenStreetMap France, has endorsed me in a blog post:

The absence of conflict of interest and a good knowledge of the community in its diversity seem to me to be the main criteria.

Richard Fairhurst, former OSMF board member and father of the Potlatch editor and cycle.travel, has tweeted some of the nicest things about me:

I hope [Guillaume Rischard] is elected: smart, grounded, widely experienced and with a real sense of OSM’s potential, he’d be a great asset to the board and to the project in general.

I'm delighted to see the likes and retweets that this received from other mappers too.

You don’t expect candidates to endorse another, but that’s what Jo Walsh tweeted:

I’m impressed with the amount you’re doing for OSM behind the scenes and hope you get elected, as grassroots members would trust the Board more if you were on it.

Then there are all the wonderful private messages of support and encouragement. Thank all of you.

Thank you to all the OSMF members – the fact that we’re 1041 voters this year shows how many care about the OSMF. Thank you to my fellow candidates, for your time investment, for the positive campaign and for the spirit of comradeship I have felt with you.

510 people have already cast their ballot. If you haven’t yet, you have less than 24 hours to do so. The last election was decided on 19 votes, so your vote matters! Please vote, encourage OSMF members around you to vote. A high turnout will make the community stronger and the OSMF more resilient.

If you haven’t chosen for whom to vote yet, here are my answers to the official questions and manifesto.

Important: When voting on opavote, enable JavaScript and disable ad blockers and plugins like Decentraleyes. You risk casting a blank ballot otherwise!

Location: Geesseknäppchen, Hollerich, Luxembourg, Canton Luxembourg, 1265, Luxembourg

My edits in Bergen County, part 6

Posted by ComBlOp on 14 December 2018 in English (English)

It's been a short time of 16 days since I finished editing Hackensack, and I've already finished Leonia! Not quite as fast as I was hoping (Palisades Park took around half as many days), but still pretty good in my eyes.

I don't know much about Leonia, but to me it seems like a less dense extension of Palisades Park. It still is pretty dense, but not quite as dense as Palisades Park which has around 4 times more people per square mile.

Next up is Maywood, which borders two places I've already mapped: Hackensack and Paramus. Maywood is pretty small and somewhat dense, and that's what I like when mapping!

I'm almost at 700 edits, and I'm hoping to reach that milestone very soon while mapping Maywood.

I'm at 6 out of 70 places in Bergen County done, and it's only been slightly less than 6 months. I've covered 11% of the county's land area, which I'd say is pretty good!

Location: Leonia, Bergen County, New Jersey, 07605, USA

number of places to map

Posted by sirrobi on 13 December 2018 in English (English)

i have to mark 100 places tomorrow

All New! 12/12

Posted by Gheeg on 13 December 2018 in English (English)

This ap looks interesting. Since I love travel and exploration, I'm sure this tool will make it fun and easy. This journey will start in England.

Location: Fyfield, Epping Forest, Essex, East of England, England, United Kingdom

Death threats and other thoughts

Posted by Kilkenni on 11 December 2018 in English (English)

First of all, Frederik Ramm suggested that DWG members may have received death threats.

It so happens that I live in a country seared by war. I have received physical threats in the past. Journalists in Ukraine have been threatened and even murdered before, the last widely known case being Babchenko's staged death. Luckily law enforcements were able to prevent it and capture the criminal responsible thanks to timely warning.

I take death threats seriously. It is not a valid tool of argument. It is a crime. Using death threats for any purpose, both in and outside OSM, is unacceptable. Darafei here has a point, there is a reason to make such cases public.

PS. We have and interesting member here. I totally agree with the "firefighters" comparison. That being said, I believe

creating an exception in Crimea

is not the correct description to OSMF decision. On the contrary, an exception was created when this territory was included into the country that annexed it (look at how Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria (not to mention "LPR" and "DPR") are all tagged within their legal borders - all of them are controlled by Russian Federation).

PPS. @Adamant1 Sorry to 'spam' again, but this is worse than bullying, and I can never tolerate nor ignore this. Discussing professional qualities is one thing, threatening is a completely different story.

Testimony

Posted by Echioma on 11 December 2018 in English (English)

I had a nice time with the OSM director through interactions with him , at first I never knew GIS mapping could be this interesting not until now, believe me am already seeing myself work into miracle. I've come to realize that GIS can be used for almost everything and am looking forward to reach out to many youths out there with the experience am to get.

400,000 Mapillary Images

Posted by apm-wa on 11 December 2018 in English (English)

This week I uploaded my 400,000th Mapillary ground-level image. This is, I suspect, the largest collection of ground-level imagery of Turkmenistan. Some of the images were taken after sundown of the M37 national highway so as to map U-turns visible even with only illumination from headlights.

#CrimeaІsUkraine #DWG #CrimeaMap #КримЦеУкраїна #ИхТамНет

Posted by ququruzka on 10 December 2018 in English (English)

The Ukrainian community is concerned about the possible negative impact on the project as a whole, the emergence of lawsuits from users of data and the subsequent decline of the project, and therefore restores the borders of Ukraine to the internationally recognized status. The recent decision of DWG ( https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Working_Group_Minutes/DWG_2018-11-14_Crimea ) neglects the wide recognition of Crimea as an integral part of Ukraine expressed by numerous governments and international organizations (in particular, UN General Assembly Resolution 68/262 http://www.un.org/en/ga/68/resolutions.shtml / https://undocs.org/en/A/RES/68/262 ). DWG actions directed to cut off Crimea from the borders of Ukraine are considered to be inadequate to the interests of the project and are not recognized by law. Any blockages (bans) aimed against members who restored the border of Ukraine to the widely internationally recognized status will be seen as unjustified pressure on the entire community and usurpation of power in the OSM.

P.S. “changing names or country information would require consensus from both the Ukrainian and Russian communities. It is unlikely that any such edit proposals will be able to achieve this.” (с) DWG //

Moreover, according to clause 4, a consensus should be reached between the Ukrainian and Russian communities on changing information about countries. There is no consensus - there is no reason to separate the Crimea from Ukraine.

#CrimeaІsUkraine #DWG #CrimeaMap #КримЦеУкраїна #ИхТамНет

https://www.facebook.com/openstreetmapua // https://twitter.com/osm_ua // https://t.me/osmUA // openstreetmap.ua@gmail.com

https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/60199

https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/velmyshanovnyi - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2376 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/ue0 - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2374 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/andergrin - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2372 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/z-yurets - ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/darkonus - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2362 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/velmyshanovnyi - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2360 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/velmyshanovnyi - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2359 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/andergrin - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2358 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Дівчина_з_Коломиї - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2357 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/паляниця - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2356 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/frankoivan - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2355 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/pumpkinpie226 - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2354 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Хтосьіншийдятел - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2353 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/ue0 - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2350 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/andergrin - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2348 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/KKS - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2347 ; ...and other, and other...

Location: Kyiv, Shevchenkivskyi district, Kyiv, 1001, Ukraine

#CrimeaІsUkraine #DWG #CrimeaMap #КримЦеУкраїна #ИхТамНет

Posted by pss34 on 10 December 2018 in English (English)

The Ukrainian community is concerned about the possible negative impact on the project as a whole, the emergence of lawsuits from users of data and the subsequent decline of the project, and therefore restores the borders of Ukraine to the internationally recognized status. The recent decision of DWG ( https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Working_Group_Minutes/DWG_2018-11-14_Crimea ) neglects the wide recognition of Crimea as an integral part of Ukraine expressed by numerous governments and international organizations (in particular, UN General Assembly Resolution 68/262 http://www.un.org/en/ga/68/resolutions.shtml / https://undocs.org/en/A/RES/68/262 ). DWG actions directed to cut off Crimea from the borders of Ukraine are considered to be inadequate to the interests of the project and are not recognized by law. Any blockages (bans) aimed against members who restored the border of Ukraine to the widely internationally recognized status will be seen as unjustified pressure on the entire community and usurpation of power in the OSM.

P.S.

“changing names or country information would require consensus from both the Ukrainian and Russian communities. It is unlikely that any such edit proposals will be able to achieve this.” (с) DWG //

Moreover, according to clause 4, a consensus should be reached between the Ukrainian and Russian communities on changing information about countries. There is no consensus - there is no reason to separate the Crimea from Ukraine.

#CrimeaІsUkraine #DWG #CrimeaMap #КримЦеУкраїна #ИхТамНет

https://www.facebook.com/openstreetmapua // https://twitter.com/osm_ua // https://t.me/osmUA // openstreetmap.ua@gmail.com

THANKS YOU

Posted by Sou Baa on 10 December 2018 in English (English)

GREAT PROJECT. REFLEXION IS GOOD

Vespucci 12.0 BETA Highlights

Posted by SimonPoole on 9 December 2018 in English (English)

The fist beta/test version of Vespucci 12.0 is now available from the play store (together with the monthly update for the current release, 11.2.3).

Simple action mode

The current way (pre version 12 that is) of adding new objects with a long press goes back to the work done by Jan Shejbal during GSOC 2012 (a couple of years before I had anything to do with the project). This has the advantage that it doesn't need an extra menu, you can inspect where you are placing the object before actually creating it, and in general that it is fast. The downside is that it can be a bit fiddly at times and users need to be told about it in advance and as we all know RTFM is not very popular.

Simple action mode replaces the long click action on the screen with a menu driven way of creating new objects. Long clicks are disabled as long as the mode is active.

Tapping the large green floating button will show a menu. After you've selected one of the items, you will be asked to tap the screen at the location where you want to create the object, pan and zoom continues to work if you need to adjust the map view.

The mode can be toggled on and off via an item in the main menu. See a comparision of the two modes for more information.,

Support for MapRoulette

MapRoulette tasks are now supported in the task overlay. While mostly MapRoulette tends to be revolve around aspects of mapping that can be done remotely, in line with the support for OSM Notes, Osmose bugs and custom tasks, it does seem to advantageous to be able to view and resolve such issues when you are actually on the ground at the location.

To be able to change a tasks status you will need to set you API key. If you have not set it, you will be asked on first upload, preferably you should set the key before making any changes via the "Tools" menu. This is a first cur at support, and may evolve over time.

Notes are movable

Newly created OSM Notes that haven't been uploaded yet can be moved by selecting the Note and then dragging. Behaviour for downloaded Notes remains unchanged.

Most recently used support for OSM keys, values and roles

This adds support for storing, retrieving and prioritized selection display of keys, values and roles that have been recently used. When possible the mru values are associated with a preset.

Persistent storage is provided by an XML format file ("mrutags.xml") in the publicly accessible "Vespucci" directory on device. The contents of the file can be inspected, and for example used to indicate what is missing from the presets.

In-app function to provide developer feedback

You now can, by using the "Provide feedback" function in the main menu, directly open a new issue on our github issue tracker with the most important information about your device and app version automatically included. If you have a github account you can simply login with that, if you don't, you can submit an issue pseudo-anonymously with your OSM display name included. If you are using the later and haven't yet authorized Vespucci with the OpenStreetMap API, you will be asked to do so.

The anonymous issue creation is only available in the official builds or if you are building the app yourself if you have configured a github personal access key during the build process.

Miscellaneous

  • more layer configuration, specifically for the tasks and grid layers is now accessible from the layers dialog.
  • using google login during the authentication process should work again.
  • alert behaviour for notification groups is now configurable.
  • improved UI and error behaviour when merging objects.
  • preset items are now alphabetically sorted by default in the displays, this can be changed in the preset itself.
  • Nominatim searches can now be limited to a bounding box.
  • in multi-select mode we now show a total element count in the header of the tag editor.
  • the build process now uses proguard which results in a roughly 20% smaller APK file.

And last, but not least ...

I added https://twitter.com/sp8962/status/1070308345725239297

Gratitude to my mentors

Posted by Toeby on 9 December 2018 in English (English)

Yesterday I was awarded by the osm team coordinator of #uniquemappersteam and coordinator of #osmnigeria, Mr Victor Sunday, for my continuous mapping, and I am very grateful. I’d also like to thank the coordinator of #unilagmappersteam as well, Mr C.J. Okolie for his support and advice.

#CrimeaІsUkraine #DWG #CrimeaMap #КримЦеУкраїна #ИхТамНет

Posted by velmyshanovnyi on 9 December 2018 in English (English)

The Ukrainian community is concerned about the possible negative impact on the project as a whole, the emergence of lawsuits from users of data and the subsequent decline of the project, and therefore restores the borders of Ukraine to the internationally recognized status. The recent decision of DWG ( https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Working_Group_Minutes/DWG_2018-11-14_Crimea ) neglects the wide recognition of Crimea as an integral part of Ukraine expressed by numerous governments and international organizations (in particular, UN General Assembly Resolution 68/262 http://www.un.org/en/ga/68/resolutions.shtml / https://undocs.org/en/A/RES/68/262 ). DWG actions directed to cut off Crimea from the borders of Ukraine are considered to be inadequate to the interests of the project and are not recognized by law. Any blockages (bans) aimed against members who restored the border of Ukraine to the widely internationally recognized status will be seen as unjustified pressure on the entire community and usurpation of power in the OSM.

P.S. “changing names or country information would require consensus from both the Ukrainian and Russian communities. It is unlikely that any such edit proposals will be able to achieve this.” (с) DWG //

Moreover, according to clause 4, a consensus should be reached between the Ukrainian and Russian communities on changing information about countries. There is no consensus - there is no reason to separate the Crimea from Ukraine.

#CrimeaІsUkraine #DWG #CrimeaMap #КримЦеУкраїна #ИхТамНет

https://www.facebook.com/openstreetmapua // https://twitter.com/osm_ua // https://t.me/osmUA // openstreetmap.ua@gmail.com

https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/60199

https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/velmyshanovnyi - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2376 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/ue0 - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2374 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/andergrin - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2372 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/z-yurets - ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/darkonus - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2362 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/velmyshanovnyi - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2360 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/velmyshanovnyi - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2359 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/andergrin - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2358 ;
https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Дівчина_з_Коломиї - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2357 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/паляниця - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2356 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/frankoivan - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2355 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/pumpkinpie226 - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2354 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Хтосьіншийдятел - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2353 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/ue0 - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2350 ; https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/andergrin - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2348 ;
https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/KKS - https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/2347 ; ...and other, and other...

Location: Kyiv, Shevchenkivskyi district, Kyiv, 1001, Ukraine

OSM for Interior Mapping

Posted by escallic on 9 December 2018 in English (English)

I just discovered iD-indoor, a friendly JS editor for mapping the Interior. It's been in development for a few years now. OpenLevelUp is a corresponding renderer that renders vector building objects on top of carto. The idea is that, in both the editor and the viewer, features are filtered by level tags. This and similar editors/viewers can map features that share a boundary with a wall such as doors, rooms, corridors, and unwalled areas.

There are multiple ways that OSM could render a building differently. We can remove the roof, exposing the top level at the highest zoom layer. We can use the scroll wheel to cycle through the layers or we can blur relevant features from all layers. Take a look at this interactive campus map. It basically does the same thing as OpenLevelUp. It shows what can be done, as with Zillow, Google, and other GIS organizations.

Maybe iD-indoor should be considered an editor option here on OSM? Edit > Edit with iD-indoor (in-browser editor) or be merged with upstream iD. Advanced features can be made available to users by enabling interior-only and exterior-only editing options.

THE 10,000 Edits Challenge

Posted by Samuel_akin on 8 December 2018 in English (English)

i have been added to the list of mappers challenged to get to 10,000 edits within 7 days

A Webinar training on mapping on OSM using Mapswipe.

Posted by Mecix on 8 December 2018 in English (English)

Yesterday we had a webinar training with UniLagmappersteam and it was quite interesting. I talked on mapping on OSM using mapswipe, the steps involved, the reason why mapswipe is better compared to playing other games on the mobile phone. We had about 15participants online. Am grateful to our team coordinator UniqueMappersteam, Mr. Sunday Victor who organized the training and also to Mr. Chukuma, team coordinator for UniLagmappersteam for making the webinar a success.

#osmnigeria#Youthmappers#Uniquemappersteam#Letgirlsmap#Mapthedifference2018#Microgrant2018

Book: This Is Not an Atlas. A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies

Posted by ChristianSW on 8 December 2018 in English (English)

kollektiv orangotango+ (ed.)

This Is Not an Atlas

A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies

"This Is Not an Atlas gathers more than 40 counter-cartographies from all over the world. This collection shows how maps are created and transformed as a part of political struggle, for critical research or in art and education: from indigenous territories in the Amazon to the anti-eviction movement in San Francisco; from defending commons in Mexico to mapping refugee camps with balloons in Lebanon; from slums in Nairobi to squats in Berlin; from supporting communities in the Philippines to reporting sexual harassment in Cairo. This Is Not an Atlas seeks to inspire, to document the underrepresented, and to be a useful companion when becoming a counter-cartographer yourself."

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